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Antibiotics their use,misuse and mode of action
29. August 2018 at 20:00
Antibiotics are effective against bacteria because they work to kill bacteria by stop the growth and reproduction of different harmful bacteria but in certain cases useful bacteria may also effect..
Actually there are two type of germs Bacteria and Viruses.
Bacteria are living organism that presents everywhere in the world. Some bacteria are useful like Lactobacillus, which is a bacteria that lives in intestine and helps the digestion of Food. But some bacteria are very harmful and causes different diseases.
On the other hand Viruses are not alive,they are particles that contain their genetic material wrapped in a protein coat. Viruses grow and reproduce only after they have invaded other living cells.

Use of antibiotics
Antibiotics are used in different diseases like flu,fever not only to treat humans but also animals. Veterinary doctors also recommend different antibiotics in different cases of animals. Antibiotics work in the way that they kill or stop the growth and reproduction of bacteria but in some cases overuse of antibiotics resistant the bacteria against the antibiotics you are taking.

Overdose of antibiotics
Frequent use of antibiotics can cause bacteria to change so antibiotics do not work against them. This is called bacterial resistance or antibiotics resistance. Frequent use of bacteria resistant to even powerful antibiotics also that are available today. Antibiotics even also kill the bacteria that are useful to humans like human develop diarrhea due lack of good bacteria that help in digestion of food by the action of antibiotics. After taking antibiotics you may need to wait for three hours before eating or drinking any dairy product like milk,yogurt,cheese etc because these dairy products also contain bacteria that may affect the action of antibiotics.

Side effects of antibiotics
1. Vomiting
2. Nausea(feeling like you may vomit)
3. Diarrhea
4. Bloating and indigestion
5. Abdominal pain
6. Loss of appetite

Advice: Complete the full Course of drugs. It is very important because if you stop taking the Medicine you become properly fit. But the remaining Bacteria may become resistant to the antibiots you have taken!
Cite This Article As: Sohaib Hassan. "Antibiotics their use,misuse and mode of action." International Youth Journal, 29. August 2018.

Link To Article: https://youth-journal.org/antibiotics-their-usemisuse-and-mode-of-action





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